Shopping for Fresh Procurement

Wegmans Food Markets selects software suite to lower procurement costs, sustain quality

Phoenix, AZ  February 14, 2003  Intesource, a procurement technology consultant and provider for the food industry yesterday announced that Wegmans Food Markets Inc. of Rochester, New York, has signed an agreement to use the Intesource suite and services to assist in procuring a variety of goods and services.

Effective immediately, the agreement follows the successful completion of a pilot program conducted in December 2002.

"We wanted to create an environment where our team could lower costs while sustaining the high quality Wegmans is known for. We chose Intesource because of their level of customer commitment, their industry experience, the flexibility of their tool and the ease in which their solution is implemented for both retailers and suppliers," said Marianne Timmons, director of business to business, Wegmans

Composed of six modules, the Intesource procurement suite is a hosted, Web-based application designed to integrate with a corporation's existing infrastructure. The system uses the Web so companies can access the best market pricing for goods and services and pass those savings onto their customers.

"Given that Wegmans is recognized as an innovator within the industry, we are pleased to have been chosen to implement a solution for their procurement practices," said Steve Whiteman, CEO and president, Intesource.